A KING’s Life Guard yelled at a tourist after she hit his horse three times.
The young woman was posing for a photo when the animal apparently got too close and she repeatedly slapped it away.
2A King’s Guard yelled at a tourist for hitting his horse three timesCredit: TikTok/@bazzzyx22The soldier was stationed at Horse Guards Parade in London’s WhitehallCredit: TikTok/@bazzzyx2The soldier, stationed at Horse Guards Parade in London’s Whitehall, lashed out in response in front of the shocked crowd.
Footage of the clash, shared on TikTok, shows several people having their pictures taken with the guard on duty.
A woman wearing a white and blue coat then stands next to the Household Cavalry member, whose horse nuzzles in close.
She hits its nose and grins for the camera, before doing it twice more.
The guard then shouts before another appears and yells even louder, causing startled tourists to part to let him through.
Viewers were divided over who was in the wrong – though most agreed the woman deserved the public berating for distressing the horse and ignoring signs warning visitors to keep their distance.
Jordan Kay commented: “People need to remember that they’re not an actual tourist attraction.
“They have a job and it’s real. Winds me up so much.”
Another said: “It worries me that people have forgotten what a guard is.”
And a third chimed: “These people are so disrespectful.”
But one stuck up for the tourist, insisting the guard’s response was over the top.
“The horse was trying to bite her. It’s a common redirection to push their nose up,” they wrote.
Story Credit: thesun.co.uk